We all how much hard work it is running a small business. As a sole trader, you’re in charge of everything – your product or service, bookkeeping and marketing. And that’s just the essentials. When you employ people, you can multiply the stress by having to follow employment law, financing your growing business, dealing with the taxman and probably negotiating with landlords.

But what if something goes wrong?

Say, you find yourself in a legal dispute with a landlord? Or have HMRC querying your accounts? Or you need to borrow money fast to buy stock?

Wouldn’t you feel better knowing that your business is covered for legal costs, employment law advice and with an on-hand broker who can help you arrange fast business funding?

Join our Business Essentials membership today

If you’re running a small business, it can feel like you need to be an expert in everything, but where do you start?

With our monthly Business Essentials subscription, we’ll help with the heavy lifting of business taxes, insurance, finance and HR, so you can spend more time doing what you do best -running your business.

  • Legal and tax advice
  • Bespoke funding
  • Business insurance
  • Employment protection
  • PR/crisis help
  • Health and safety advice
  • Jury service cover
  • Wellbeing counselling
  • Awards and exposure

Our monthly subscription is a cost-effective way to get all the backup tools you need to help run your company.

Essential benefits every small business needs

Legal and tax advice

Business Essentials includes protection against any unexpected legal expenses, from property disputes to regulatory compliance.

Membership offers a 24/7 legal and tax advice line where you can get support with specific questions and queries from a team of dedicated experts.

In addition to the advice line, members can use our online resource of expert legal and business guides, templates and content covering everyday legal issues from trading and contracts to cyber and data, debt and insolvency.

Tax investigation protection

The last thing any small business needs is worry around HMRC issues. With our tax advice and protection insurance, you can be sure that you won’t be out of pocket if your business is investigated.

Bespoke funding

Does your business need a cash injection? Get tailored funding from across the market – and we’ll do all the hard work for you. With one simple application you can get offers from the UK’s largest panel of lenders, with fast “in principle” decisions in minutes and no impact on your credit score while you compare deals.

Business insurance

Get peace of mind with a range of critical policies for your business, including tax protection, legal expenses cover and cyber insurance. Policies will protect your business up to £100,000 per claim.

Employment protection

Employing a team is a rewarding part of running your own business, but it can come with complications. Stay compliant with employment law with our free templates, 24-7 advice line and employment tribunal cover up to £100,000. (Employment dispute cover isn’t included in the Soletrader plan).

PR/crisis help

Get peace of mind that your business’ reputation will be protected. Members can seek professional PR advice tailored for small businesses, with specialist crisis communications support and insurance of up to £10,000 in the event of a major public relations crisis.

Health and safety advice

Get access to health and safety advice for your workplace from industry experts as well as useful training and documentation.

Jury service cover

As a small business, unexpected costs can be really damaging. With Business Essentials, we’ll cover the costs of paying your employees for each day they attend jury service. This also applies to other court attendance.

Wellbeing counselling

Running a business can be extremely tough – and lonely. Your membership comes with access to a 24/7 stress counselling line where you can access support and advice if you need it.

Awards and exposure

We host several in-person and virtual events and award schemes to champion the best of British business each year. All members will be invited to apply, while the winners will be publicised on the site – so marketing exposure for you!

The only membership service you’ll ever need

Business Essentials is the only membership your small business will ever need.

And all from just £11.99 a month.

Click here to find out more.

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